We think the 2018 Giant XTC Advanced 29er 1 is a great new iteration of one of our favourite cross country mountain bikes. The biggest news of all here is that the XTC Advanced 29er is actually also a 27.5+ bike! Simply by moving an elegantly slotted rear drop out area back a few millimeters the bike can accommodate the fatter 27.5+ format. In other words with an extra set of wheels and tires this bike clan easily and quickly move back and forth from a 29er racing bike to a 27.5+ go-almost-anywhere bike.
We’re also stoked that the Advanced 29er 1 model in particular is equipped with the new SRAM Eagle 12 x 1 drivetrain. To make the bike even better it comes equipped with a dropper post that uses a sleek thumb driven adjustor on the left side of the handle bar that nicely balances the Eagle gear shifter on the right side.
As cool as the new 12 speed Eagle drivetrain is the slotted rear dropout also lets you adjust from a 29er to 27.5+ to a single speed set up! Now we’re talking about 3 wheelsets to build 3 very different rides, all around one basic bike set up.
We have a medium size Advanced 29er 1 in stock, built up, and ready to take a look at now. Hand over $4400 plus taxes and you can even take it home.